Introduction to Erlang Programming


Course Number: ERL-100

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Erlang Training Overview

This Introduction to Erlang training teaches attendees the fundamental concepts of Erlang, including its functional nature, concurrency, and error handling.  This course helps attendees learn Erlang efficiently, stops them from making novice errors, ensures they are up to speed with the development workflow, and gets them thinking in the Erlang way.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private, live online class for teams of 3 or more. All our courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and tailored to fit your group’s goals and needs. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

Objectives

All attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the basics of Erlang
  • Read/write/design and observe Erlang programs
  • Think concurrently and handle errors
  • Leverage best development and design practices

Prerequisites

All students must have strong programming skills in another language.

Outline

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Introduction
Why Erlang?
  • History of Erlang
  • Erlang and the BEAM
  • Who is using Erlang?
The Shell, Types, and Constructs
  • The Shell
  • Data Types
  • Variables
  • Complex Data Structures
  • Pattern Matching
  • BIFs
  • Function Calls
  • Modules
Sequential Programming
  • Conditional Evaluation
  • Defensive Programming and Guards
  • Recursion
Sequential Error Handling
  • Run time errors
  • Try...catch, throw and catch
Concurrent Erlang
  • Processes: Creating processes, registered processes and observer processes
  • Message passing, receiving messages and data in messages
Process Design Patterns
  • Client Server Models
  • A Server Example
  • Finite State Machines
  • Event Managers
  • Supervisors
Process Error Handling and Fault Tolerance
  • Links
  • Exit Signals
  • Definitions
  • Propagation Semantics
  • Monitors
  • Robust Systems
  • Error Handling Example
Functional Programming Constructs
  • Funs
  • Higher Order Functions
  • List Comprehensions
Maps and Records
  • Records
  • Records and the Shell
  • Maps
Erlang Term Storage
  • ETS Tables
  • Handling Elements
  • Searching and Traversing
  • Match Specifications and Select
  • Other Issues
  • Observer Table Viewer
Unit Testing
  • What is EUnit?
  • How to use EUnit
  • Testing Functional Code
  • Infrastructure
  • Fixtures
  • Testing Systems With State
  • Testing Concurrent Programs
Good Design Practices: Style and Efficiency
  • Applications and Modules
  • Libraries
  • Return Values
  • Internal Data Structures
  • Concurrency
  • Conventions
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Erlang training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • A complete, remote virtual environment is provided for training and is accessible via the Internet from any modern web browser.


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